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On-Site Training - OSHA Construction

OSHA Construction Standards Competency Training (PDF


Purpose and Background 

Engineers are now being held responsible for on-site safety as reflected in a recent court decision in New Jersey. Do you have a safe work place? Have you or your employees been properly trained in construction site safety? Are you prepared for a safety inspection by OSHA personnel? Are you aware that if you do not comply with OSHA's "Construction Industry Standards", you are subject to possible litigation? If you have answered "no" to any of these questions, you should attend this seminar.

Thousands of workers are needlessly injured or killed in construction site accidents each year. In response to this high injury/death rate, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established safety regulations called "Construction Industry Standards," which require employers to provide a safe work environment and to properly train their employees in safety procedures.

This seminar, taught by an OSHA accredited instructor will provide you with the information and training you need to understand OSHA's "Construction Industry Standards." You will learn how to prevent unnecessary injuries and deaths at your work site, and how to develop and enforce a safety plan for all aspects of construction, including:

  • Scaffolding
  • Fire protection
  • Rigging & Materials Stage
  • Crane operation
  • Fall protection
  • Hand and power tools
  • Electrical work
  • Excavation
  • Personal protective equipment

Current OSHA standards are performance-oriented, meaning that construction personnel may select individual methods of compliance. This seminar will establish the minimum baseline requirements to help you develop and implement a proper safety program.

Seminar Benefits

  • Learn how to comply with OSHA's "Construction Industry Standards"
  • Avoid potential fines imposed by OSHA for safety violations (up to $70,000 for each person)
  • Develop a comprehensive safety program for all aspects of construction
  • Understand how money spent on safety is an investment, not an expense
  • Find out why safety affects all phases of a project and personnel on a construction site
  • Learn how to implement and enforce a safety program
  • Identify existing and potential hazards before they cause an accident
  • Earn a "Card of Completion" from OSHA and CEU's from ASCE's Continuing Education Department 

Summary Outline 

Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (1.4 CEUs)

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • OSHA General Duty Clause 5(a)1
  • Subpart C: General Safety & Health Provisions
  • Subpart D: Occupational Health and Environmental Controls
  • Subpart E: Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
  • Subpart F: Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Subpart I: Tools - Hand and Power
  • Subpart K: Electrical
  • Subpart L: Scaffolding
  • Subpart M: Floor and Wall
  • Subpart P: Excavations
  • Subpart X: Stairways and Ladders
  • Subpart H: Material Handling, Storage and Disposal
  • Subpart N: Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors

Who Should Attend 

All levels of personnel in the construction industry from project managers to superintendents, to laborers, to engineers. It is just as important for the people who design a project to understand and comply with the safety standards, as it is for actual field personnel.

Seminar Instructor 

Dan Sheffer, M.ASCE, Principal Engineer at Sheffer Engineering Company in Atlanta, Georgia, has 20 years of experience in the construction industry as a contractor and engineer. He is a member of ASCE, the American Consulting Engineers Council and the National Utility Contractors Association. He is a construction safety engineer registered in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida. Mr. Sheffer has been involved in numerous projects, including several venues in Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics and Bank of America Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has also presented safety seminars in "Excavation Safety" and "Confined Space Entry" for the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Associated General Contractors, and "OSHA Construction Safety" for the National Safety Council and American Society of Civil Engineers at numerous locations throughout the United States.

Contact Information 

All of ASCE's face-to-face seminars are available for On-Site Training. For details and/or needs-based training programs, please complete the online request form or contact:

John Wyrick
Senior Manager, On-Site Training Worldwide
ASCE Continuing Education
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4400
Tel.: 703-295-6184 
Lauren Obermeier
Senior Coordinator, On-Site Training Worldwide
ASCE Continuing Education
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4400
Tel.: 703-295-6432

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